26.2 ABP Newport Wales Marathon Thoughts!

ABP Newport Wales Marathon & 10K | NEWPORT, WALES

As race day draws closer and excitement begins to build, we wanted to help you get familiar with a marathon and everything we think might pop into your head during the weekend. So we listed 26.2 (fittingly) possible thoughts:

THE DAY BEFORE

1. Wow, this is genuinely happening – tomorrow, I’ll be running an actual marathon

2. On that note, give me those carbs.

3. I’m tired, I’ve trained hard – why can’t I sleep?!

RACE DAY MORNING 

4. So, I’m going for a 26.2 mile run today – that’s pretty awesome.

5. The ABP Newport Wales Marathon really did sell out, there’s a lot of people here on the riverfront!

6. By the end of today, I’ll be a successful marathon runner.

7. Perfect – there’s plenty of pubs around. Noted.

FIRST 5 MILES

8. Here goes, after all this time, we’re finally underway!

9. This is why I trained – I feel so good. What an atmosphere.

10. 5 miles down, I’m almost a fifth of the way!

11. I wonder if I can keep up with the elites? No, wait… come back!

5-15 MILES

12. Nice, there’s plenty of water, energy drinks and gels – do I need them?!

13. Ok, I can feel it in my legs now…

14. Do I need a wee at this point? I don’t even know.

15. MY MILES ARE IN DOUBLE FIGURES!

15-20 MILES

16. Wonder when the ‘wall’ will start to kick in?

17. NO – stop thinking so negatively!

18. “KEEP IT UP STEVE” – Wait, that’s me? What? Who are you? Thanks!

19. 20 MILES – I did that in my training, now what?!

20 MILES – FINISH

20. Wait, I’ve got to do another 6.2 miles like this?

21. Are my legs attached to my body anymore? Why can’t I feel them?

22. The crowds are cheering me on – I might actually do this!

23. ”Humpty Dumpty had wall issues too” on a sign. Do you know what? Yes he did – who am I to complain?

ONCE IT’S OVER

24. It’s done. All that training, all those hours – for this moment of marathon glory and pain.

25. Now, how do I walk anywhere?

26. Must. Get. My. Shoes. Off.

26.2. Pass me that drink. I deserve it!